Summary of PACA Sales Webinar

NOTES FROM PACA SALES WEBINAR 5-13-14 PACA’s first webinar in May was focused on sales.  Over 45 people attended the lively discussion and, despite some technical difficulties, a lot of great information was shared with the participants. PANEL: Leslie Hughes, Visual Steam Candace Murray, Condé Nast Sonia Wasco, Grant Heilman Photography Leslie’s Presentation   (view here) […]

Stipple Shuts Down

Image-tagging advertising startup Stipple Inc. has closed its doors.  Although they were able to raise capital at had a valuation of close to $25 million dollars they were unable to become profitable in a timely enough fashion. See the entire article here   Elaine Vitt

Mary Evans Picture Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

     Mary Evans Picture Library, the UK’s leading source for historical images, is delighted to announce that 2014 marks its 50th anniversary. It seems appropriate that a picture library so synonymous with history has reached its own landmark half century, and we look forward to spending this year taking pride in the fifty, fabulous […]

Image Embedding

PACA’s mission has always been to support a healthy and sustainable market for licensing the use of photographic images, as well as to encourage and support innovative ways for photography to be legally used in the rapidly changing marketplace.  Clearly, models for licensing of photography have had a difficult time keeping pace with changes brought […]

United States Court Of Appeals Decision For Copyright Registration

After many years, the Ninth Circuit finally entered a decision in the Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company case.  Reversing the district court’s dismissal of Alaska Stock’s copyright infringement claim, the court definitively held that Alaska Stock had “successfully registered the copyright both to its collections and to the individual images contained therein” […]

Styles in food photography: StockFood presents “Perfectly Imperfect”

StockFood is number one in the worldwide licensing market for professional food photography. For more than 30 years the Munich-based media service has offered an extensive portfolio of food images. Recognizing new trends in food photography is the heart of this highly specialized business. Now StockFood’s culinary trend scouts have once again identified a new […]

SheStock is a female centric collection

Shestock is a female centric image collection created by professional women photographers. The collection is based on a simple concept – ask visual women to create imagery that is authentic to their lives and experiences.  There is far too much simplistic and unkind imagery of women used in advertising. This imagery leads to a disconnect […]

Microsoft Responds to PACA’s Concerns

Recently, PACA sent a letter to Microsoft addressing the issues brought to our attention by Past President Rob Henson in regards to Microsoft’s Office web page “Images”.  We asked APA, ASMP, ASPP, GAG, NPPA and PPA to join our efforts. On this webpage Microsoft prompted readers to use Bing to download images for whatever intended use […]

akg-images announces a new website and an exciting collaboration with Osprey Publishing

akg-images’ Managing Director David Price-Hughes says, “2014 is an important year for akg-images. Not only is our London office celebrating its twenty-year anniversary, but we have just launched a brand-new searchable website, completely redesigned to help clients find images faster and better than ever before, incorporated many of their suggestions our clients have made into […]

Is Google close to settling EU antitrust probe?

Pursuant to an article today in Reuters, they suggest that the EU Commission and Google have reached an agreement to settle a 3 year European antitrust probe that allays concerns over blocking rivals from internet search results and avoids a potential fine of $5 billion dollars. A decision is expected in the next few days…READ […]